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Harry Potter cat 'picky about cat food'

Tuesday, 15th February 2011

It has been revealed that the cat that stars in the Harry Potter films as Hermione's pet is picky about the cat food she eats.

Pumpkin, who plays the magical feline, lives in Douglas on the Isle of Man with her trainer Donna McCormick-Smith, reports

According to Ms McCormick-Smith, Pumpkin enjoys eating roast lamb and chicken, having shunned traditional cat food by refusing to eat it.

And should the kitty drink out of a ceramic cat bowl, fans can rest assured that it will be filled with sparkling water, as Pumpkin has developed a taste for this too.

Her trainer revealed that she had to find the mog's favourite grub in order to train her for the films.

She told the news provider: "It's all about finding her favourite food and hers is lamb."

Mr McCormick-Smith added that Pumpkin and Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, got on very well.

The Harry Potter films were awarded the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema accolade at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, which were held in London on February 13th.